A streamlined protocol for high-throughput amplification-based analysis of DNA samples via nanopore sequencing (based on the 96-well PCR barcoding kit) v1

Shrinivas Nivrutti DigheJordan P Cuff


Nanopore sequencing facilitates the rapid and cost-effective sequencing of long fragment DNA for a massive range of applications. When looking to holistically analyse low-yield DNA samples using nanopore sequencing, the optimal method is likely to involve the PCR Barcoding Kit. This effectively involves blunt end ligation of priming sites onto all extant DNA for holistic amplification to achieve yields suitable for nanopore sequencing. The currently available kits from nanopore facilitate the multiplexing of 96 samples in one sequencing run using this method, but the reagent costs are inherently multiplicative. This protocol is designed to streamline (in terms of cost, reagents and time) the process of sequencing up to 96 samples of genomic DNA through nanopore sequencing. This protocol is best applied to large numbers of samples (up to 96). For smaller numbers of samples, consider the smaller "PCR Barcoding" kits provided by nanopore which similarly achieve holistic DNA amplification and sequencing, but without the need for additional adapter ligation. The protocol is best suited to samples with low DNA yields (100 ng input is recommended). If you can input 1000 ng of DNA from each of your samples, consider using the 96-well L...Continue Reading

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